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What’s The Deal With Presidents’ Day?

Presidents’ Day is celebrated as a federal holiday on the third Monday in February. It is usually commemorated in the United States by the closure of government offices, no school, and plenty of mattress sales. However, if you ask people what the holiday is about, you might be surprised by some of the answers. For instance, which President is being remembered? By the name, you might think it is all Presidents of the United States. The apostrophe at the end of the word would indicate that its meaning is plural – as in more than one President. However, some people spell it President’s Day, meaning one President. It’s all very confusing. Here are the answers to some perplexing questions on this national holiday.

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Posted by Jimm - February 17, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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5 Assassination Attempts On Lincoln

Assassination Attempts On LincolnAbraham Lincoln is one of America’s most beloved Presidents.  However, during his lifetime, he was so bitterly hated by half the country that, well, they assassinated him.  How could one person cause that much hatred towards them? Even with the bitterness towards President Obama, the Republican party only wants to make him a one term president and they have done their best to destroy him!  Some historians believe that Abraham Lincoln was the reason for his own assassination.  During the Civil War, Lincoln had ordered his men to “take” Jefferson Davis and his entire cabinet and have them killed.  Confederate troops found this information after they ambushed a group of Union soldiers.  Was this the reason that Abraham Lincoln was killed in Ford’s Theater?  There were many attempts on Lincoln’s life during his presidency.  Here are five Assassination Attempts On Lincoln that we rarely hear about. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

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The Scandals Of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham LincolnThink Presidential scandals are new?  Even Abraham Lincoln, a man almost always ranked in the top three Presidents this country ever had, was not immune to a good scandal.  Quite a few, actually.  He wasn’t a particularly well-liked man, which may come as a surprise to many people.  Consider for a moment that there were people who REALLY didn’t like him – so much so that they killed him.  Then you can get an idea of his reputation.  Here are five of the best scandals of Abraham Lincoln. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - February 24, 2011 at 10:59 pm

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Five Lies They Tell You About Thanksgiving

Lies About ThanksgivingIts amazing how many things we take for granted as part of the Thanksgiving celebration that simply are not true.  A lot of these stories have been passed down in our schools because it is easy to remember.  Some parts of it are a bit darker and we don’t really want to be reminded that it is part of our past.  Denial is always better than knowing our ancestors weren’t exactly perfect.  Of course, this is assuming you believe that Thanksgiving is strictly an American holiday (which it isn’t).  Here are five of the biggest lies ever told about Thanksgiving! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 24, 2010 at 12:28 pm

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5 Presidential Assassination Attempts You Didn’t Hear About

assassination attempts on PresidentsWe have all heard about the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy.  What about the assassins that weren’t so successful in their bloody work?  We don’t hear much about them.  You  might be surprised to know, though, that sixteen U.S. Presidents (that we know of) were the targets of assassination.  Most of these occurrences happened in the last 100 years.  Here are the stories behind five of those Presidents whom escaped assassination and the tales we never get to hear. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm

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Sins of Our Fathers: Five U.S. Atrocities

usaAmerica is considered one of the greatest countries in the world.  However, there are some events that we don’t have exactly the right to be proud of.  Certain occurrences have marred the upstanding history of America.  While there are many more atrocities done in the name of U.S. expansion and national security, these five events stick out as particular black marks on our past.  We need to remember: It couldn’t happen here – or could it? Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - January 3, 2010 at 3:36 pm

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